Today I decided to talk about what I believe to be the most important, and often times the most overlooked, element of human life: happiness.
Let’s start the blog off with this powerful yet simple quote:
“Happiness is not by accident, happiness is by design.” – Jim Rohn
For a number of strange reasons, 90% of the populations seems to disregard this simple truth. Ask around and you will find that most people are waiting for happiness. Waiting for the right person to come into their lives to make them happy. Waiting for the right job opportunity to pop up. Waiting to graduate, waiting to get a promotion, waiting to be married, waiting to have the kids out of the house, waiting for their business to become successful … always waiting for some circumstance to be happy. In reality, the right circumstances never come, and thus these people can never achieve long term happiness. They are only happy when they have a good day or a good week, but they don’t really live happy lives because they are always waiting for something to happen.
The truth is, if you want happiness, you have to create it in your own life. Happiness doesn’t just happen; happiness is intentionally designed. And if you are not happy, it is probably because you haven’t designed a life of happiness for yourself yet. How you design that happiness depends entirely on you, but the first step is always to take personal responsibility for your own happiness. The moment you do so, your life will change dramatically.
EVEN THOSE WHO DECIDE TO DESIGN THEIR OWN HAPPINESS often times fall into another trap. They design happiness in the future, but not in the present.
They say things like…
When I am making over $10,000 a month with my business I will be happy.
When I build a team of 5,000 people I will be happy.
When I have this car, this home, this much free time … I will be happy.
When I graduate college I will be happy.
When I have mastered this new skill, I will be happy.
… My question to these people is: Why not now?
Why not be happy now? Of course, use your drive and ambition to create a happier future; but simultaneously learn to be completely content and happy with the life you have. You will find that once you learn to do this, you will actually achieve all of those goals faster. You will attract more of the right people into your life and your business. You will attract more income. You will have more energy. Your life will improve immeasurably the minute that you decide to live a happy life, even if your lofty goals haven’t been accomplished yet. Decide to be happy with the person you are today, and you will automatically push yourself on a path to becoming the person you want to be.
If you are building a network marketing business … remember this: your prospects see more than just your business opportunity, products, and compensation plan; they see you and your lifestyle. If you are happy, they will be attracted to you, even if you’re NOT making a lot of money yet! If you are stressed out and upset, you automatically push good people away, even if your income is exemplary. Furthermore, everything you do duplicates, so duplicate a happy team with a core value of personal fulfillment, and you will automatically develop loyal distributors, customers, and leaders.
I hope that you choose happiness, starting today. I wish you all the success that you deserve!
Yours in Mastery,
P.S. – One of the most vital keys to creating long term happiness in your life is committing to life long personal growth and development. Pick up a new book or audio program today, or register yourself for a seminar. I have seen this simple habit and commitment absolutely revolutionize countless lives. Start today.